Do not ask our Great God small things
John 1:1 -
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
This scripture has so much depth in it that books and books can be written explaining this one scripture. But since I always ask God for fresh Manna (a new revelation) let me take something new today of this message.
We know the scripture talks of Jesus being the Word and talks of Him before He humbled Himself and came as man. In this scripture it talks of His origin as being part of God and this fact He explained again in John 1:18 as been in 'the bosom of the Father'. Now the Father is not a man to have a bosom and also the same Greek word has been translated at another place as 'creek' since it literally means a creek. Now the Father is also not a mountain to have a creek. So the scripture is trying to show us that the Son was within the Father and yet was separate an individual by Himself and it was the Father Who declared Him to others. Thus He was not made and existed from the beginning along with the Father and has the same characteristics of the Father. So He is God and part of the Godhead.
Today I saw something new in this scripture and that is the word 'was'. This word is the Greek word 'en' which is past present verb of 'I am' like 'have been', but in reality it isn't, for the grammar or TVM of the verb is: Imperfect 5775, Not Stated 5799, Indicative 5791,
As I stated before the TVM of an instruction to us talks about what we need to do in Body, Mind and Spirit; but when it isn't an instruction and is a statement of fact then the Tense states the Physical and the Mood states the spiritual, thus we see the Voice is given as not stated.
Here we see God is Spirit, so also the Son before He humbled Himself and came as man was fully Spirit, therefore saying He physically existed is not a perfect way of putting it. Also about His spiritual existence, although He spiritually exists but since He is beyond time and eternal, His start and His end is not possible to indicate accurately. Thus if we have to measure anything in Heaven it has to be according to Him and therefor He is the beginning and He is the end, He is the alpha and He is the omega.
The message to us today is not to measure our lives according to this world which is small and has a short beginning and a quick end but let us measure our lives according to Him. Thus our problems become small before Him, our worries become little before Him and our burdens are nothing before Him. All our desires of this world are too small for Him to give therefore if we want to really ask something worthy of God let us desire something great and it has to be from the Kingdom of God and not of this world. So let us stop crying before our great God with things of this world but ask things according to His status.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a great God and help us understand even a small measure of your greatness. Lord, we live in this world but being your children we are not citizens of this world but of your Kingdom. Help us Lord not to get lost with desires and pleasures of this world which are just vanity but fill in us the desires of this which are truly precious, things which are of your Kingdom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Hebrew 1:8-12 (words in italics removed)
8 but of the Son, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; And the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of thy hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou continuest: And they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up, As a garment, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, And thy years shall not fail.
Revelation 1:8 - I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
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